These shredded coconut recipes are so delicious, you won’t be able to resist them!
Seriously, I could eat all of them in one sitting.
Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced home cook, these 21 scrumptious recipes will have you coming back for more.
My first time making these coconut bars was a success!
I loved the simplicity of the recipe and being able to whip it up without having to turn on the oven.
Plus, with only a few ingredients, you can easily customize them to your preference.
I added some mini chocolate chips for sweetness and texture.
Overall, it’s a great treat that’s easy to make – would definitely recommend!
—Cristina Ramírez, Miami, Florida
These cookies were a nice surprise.
I was expecting them to be dry, but they turned out chewy and flavorful!
I will definitely make them again — next time I think I’ll try adding some nutmeg or other spices to the mix.
It took a bit of time to pull the ingredients together, but it was worth it in the end.
—Gabby Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
Just tried this recipe out and it was surprisingly easy to follow!
Super yummy too.
Didn’t have any issues with the ingredients or measurements, and the coconut-chocolate combo makes for a really nice texture.
Would def make again – especially since it’s so easy!
—Carson Jacobs, Denver, Colorado
I made these and they were alright.
Definitely wasn’t a fan of the texture, I think they’d be better if you added some kind of flour or something.
Flavor was alright though, pretty sweet but could definitely use more extract to make them more interesting.
Next time I’ll probably mix up the recipe a bit.
—Sandy Martin, Sacramento, California
Just made these bars and they turned out great!
Super buttery and sweet, but not too overpowering.
There were a few hiccups while making it – I needed more butter than the recipe called for, had to bake it a bit longer, and added a bit more coconut – but nothing major.
Would definitely make again!
—Danica Jennings, Boulder, Colorado
6. Homemade Coconut Milk
Just made this coconut milk recipe for the first time and it was surprisingly easy!
I love how creamy and delicious it is, not to mention healthier than store-bought stuff.
I’m definitely going to make this a regular part of my kitchen routine now.
—Maria, Houston, TX
This recipe is dangerously easy and totally delish!
I love the combination of coconut, honey, and dark chocolate.
I had to double the ingredients because everyone wanted seconds and thirds.
To make it even better, adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top gave it that extra oomph of flavor.
—Heather M., Lawrenceville, GA
8. Banana Coconut Cookies
Tried this recipe today and it was really tasty!
They come together really quickly, with only a few ingredients.
I think the banana flavor is a bit mild, so if you like a stronger flavor next time I would add more banana or perhaps some vanilla extract.
The texture is great – not too dry but not too soft either.
Love how these cookies are made without eggs or nuts, making them perfect for little ones!
—Natalie Wilson, Baltimore, Maryland
This was surprisingly easy to make and the cookies came out great.
They were sweet enough without too much sugar, and the dark chocolate gave them an extra something special.
I had a few issues getting them off the tray but other than that they were perfect. Definitely making this again!
—Megan S., Austin, TX
10. Coconut Cake
Just made this coconut cake and it was amazing!
Soft and fluffy, with a hint of sweetness.
The instructions were easy to follow and the baking time was spot-on.
I added an extra half cup of coconut on top which gave it a great texture.
—Mandy Weston, Houston, Texas
Just made this recipe for the first time and it turned out great!
It’s so easy to put together and I love how healthy it is.
Not too sweet, not too bland – perfect as a snack or even dessert.
Next time I might experiment by adding some dark chocolate chips or raisins.
Would definitely make again.
—Natalia Romero, Austin, Texas
These bars were so easy to make and, despite their simplicity, they are delicious.
The combination of coconut flakes, oil, and monk fruit syrup was surprisingly tasty – you wouldn’t think that three ingredients would be enough but it really works!
The texture is nice too – not too hard and not too soft. I’m definitely going to be making these again.
—Kylie Chen, Miami, Florida
Just made this and wow, it smells amazing!
So much coconut. I’m a big fan of granola but this is something else entirely – the combination of flavors and textures is incredible.
I added some dried cherries and raisins which was a great addition.
I think next time I’ll double the recipe so I can make enough for the week.
—Ryan, Alexandria, VA
Just finished making this recipe for the first time and it came out awesome.
Some tweaks I’d make if I were to do it again are using dark chocolate chips, a bit more baking powder, and maybe adding some extra spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
Still, the cookies are delicious as is – chewy, chocolaty, and with just the right amount of sweetness.
Definitely a keeper!
—Monica, Kansas City, MO
I made this recipe and it was definitely a challenge!
The measurements were tricky to eyeball and there seemed to be a lot of steps.
In the end, I was very happy with how it turned out.
I chose option #3 and it had an interesting flavor – sweet but not too sweet, with just enough cardamom to give it an exotic taste.
Would make again!
—Gina Lee, Houston, Texas
16. Oat and Shredded Coconut Cookies
Just made these for the first time and, honestly, they came out better than I was expecting!
Super easy to make and turned out delicious.
The lemon zest gave it a nice subtle flavor and the texture of the oats and coconut was just right.
I’d definitely make them again but maybe add a bit more sweetness next time.
—Samantha, Miami, Florida
Not bad at all! Took a bit of time and some attention, but the result was worth it.
The toasted coconut flavor came through nicely and the cardamom gave it that extra something special.
Definitely not as sweet as I expected, but still a tasty treat.
Will definitely make these again – no doubt about it!
—Bethany Blake, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Not gonna lie – I wasn’t sure about this one.
But it was surprisingly tasty! Simple to make and the combination of the dates and coconut was a great mix of sweet and savory.
Definitely recommend if you’re looking for something quick, easy, and delicious.
—Tina Velasquez, Springfield, IL
19. Steamed Nian Gao with Shredded Coconut
Steaming the nian gao took a bit longer than I expected, and even after that, it was still pretty firm.
But I followed the instructions closely and it turned out really nice, especially when combined with the salty shredded coconut – yum!
The flavors balanced each other out perfectly.
Not bad for a first try!
—Rebecca B., Baltimore, MD
20. Shredded Coconut Cookie Dough Bars
These bars were super simple to make and they came out great.
I added a bit of extra coconut and the texture was perfect.
The chocolate sauce on top was delicious but I think next time I’d either add more honey or less cacao powder so it’s not quite as bitter.
Overall, these were very yummy – definitely making them again!
—Kate, Santa Barbara, California
These bites were super easy to make! I was able to whip up the recipe in no time and they tasted so good.
They’re the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with a hint of coconut.
I love that they can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature too.
Definitely worth giving this one a try!
—Gina Newman, Seattle, WA
21 Ways To Use Shredded Coconut
- No-Bake Coconut Bars
- Chewy Coconut Cookies
- Coconut Blondies with Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Macaroons
- Buttery Coconut Bars
- Homemade Coconut Milk
- Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites
- Banana Coconut Cookies
- Lazy Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies
- Coconut Cake
- Healthy Coconut Bites
- 3-Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Crack Bars
- Triple Coconut Granola
- Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Coconut Burfi (Nariyal Barfi)
- Oat and Shredded Coconut Cookies
- Toasted Coconut Balls
- Dates with Shredded Coconut
- Steamed Nian Gao with Shredded Coconut
- Shredded Coconut Cookie Dough Bars
- Chocolate Coconut Bites
- Pick your favorite recipe from this list.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make your dessert in 30 minutes or less!